Jesse Whittle-Utter



Jesse is a Berkeley native of 20 years who rediscovered creative work after a 15-year break. In the past six years he has thrown himself feverishly into the craft of pottery, learning and experimenting and ruining a LOT of pots along the way. He has taken classes and workshops at local studios and is also an shameless autodidact. His work is inspired by Art Noveau, geometry, Renaissance graphic aesthetics, and a strong anti-conformist impulse. He uses slip casting, wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, with an emphasis on using custom molds, which allows for reproducing, altering, and repurposing found forms. As such, many of the items you see for sale can be remade and customized. Just ask! Jesse adores clay and continues to learn more every day about this extraordinarily humbling medium.